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    Heartbeat of my R100GS Guenther's Avatar
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    How do you pack your F700/F800 GS?

    I had an R100GS for a long time and over the years I found a suitable arrangement for my gear. I just bought a F700GS and need some ideas on how to load all my stuff onto the new bike. Like what kind of tank bag, side cases, cargo/luggage rack.

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    Appreciate suggestions/ideas and PICTURES of yours.

    Thanks!
    Guenther

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    [QUOTE=Guenther;1107514]I had an R100GS for a long time and over the years I found a suitable arrangement for my gear. I just bought a F700GS and need some ideas on how to load all my stuff onto the new bike. Like what kind of tank bag, side cases, cargo/luggage rack.




    Guenther,

    I just bought my F700GS so I am waiting on new Jesse Bags (Odessey) for luggage. My old ones will not fit the F700.They come with their own racks for mounting. I am using my old RKA (non expandable 3.0 liter Allegro ) tank bag. I am a minimalist, so that is about all I carry. If I can't get it packed into those Jesse Bags, then I don't carry it. I like the Jesse Bags because they keep the weight low. I do have a Touratec tool bag that just fits on the back part of the seat. It is expandable and I find it very useful for extra gloves, light sweater, camera or anything you need to get to quickly. It is not waterproof, but really has to rain for a long time before inside gets wet. 024.jpg
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    Another recommendation for Jesse Bags. Annie has them on her F650GS (Twin) and along with a BMW tailbag has carried all she needs for long camping trips. She also uses a Wolfman tank bag.
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    Kevin,

    the Jesses are top loader. Does Annie put anything on top of the lids? Does she carry tent/sleeping back/rally chair and where/how?

    Checking the Wolfman bag(s).

    /Guenther

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    I have the RKA 6L expands TO 10L tank bag. Most of the time it is on the 6L size. Three clip buckles, 15 seconds and it off the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guenther View Post
    Kevin,

    the Jesses are top loader. Does Annie put anything on top of the lids? Does she carry tent/sleeping back/rally chair and where/how?

    Checking the Wolfman bag(s).

    /Guenther
    I carry the tent, we both carry folding chairs but they are small enough to fit inside of something. Once or twice she has carried a sun awning on top of a Jesse Bag. I installed footman's loops on our Jesse Bags to facilitate loading stuff on top, but seldom have used them. I guess it is a matter of personal preference, but I much prefer top loading bags. They tend to hold more, are easier to load and easier to keep orderly.
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    Heartbeat of my R100GS Guenther's Avatar
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    Thanks Eugene for mentioning the RKA tank bag. Never heard about rka-luggage.com.

    /Guenther

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